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Connecticut's COVID-19 Cases Rise, With Nearly 1,000 New Cases Reported Tuesday

The state’s COVID-19 positivity rate jumped again on Tuesday, surpassing 4.6 percent, as public health officials reported 985 new cases.

Coronavirus cases have surged in Connecticut in recent weeks, with positivity rates steadily climbing over the last two weeks of reporting.

There are now more than 380 people hospitalized with the virus. On Tuesday, state officials reported seven new deaths. 

Meanwhile, Connecticut added two more states — Washington and Oregon — to its travel advisory Tuesday, bringing the total to 44. 

Travelers from those states, which includes neighboring Massachusetts, are directed to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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